Picture of Limestone Countertop
One of the most popular stones for the countertop is limestone. But should it be? The answer is that it depends on where you’re installing it. Limestone is a stunning but sensitive stone whose pros are met with a few cons. Is limestone right for your remodel? Read the following to find out.

Pro: Limestone is sophisticated and popular and can therefore dramatically increase your home’s value. It is also versatile, and can look great in either your kitchen or your bathroom.

Con: In comparison to granite countertops, limestone is less durable. It is more susceptible to superficial scarring than granite or marble, which could be a deal breaker for homeowners who expect their countertop to endure heavy wear.

Pro: Limestone is a sedimentary rock formed over time from shells and fossils that have been compacted by pressure.

Con:  Limestone is extremely sensitive to acids; even just a drop of lemonade could etch the surface of this precious stone if it isn’t properly sealed.

Pro: This rock comes in a variety of different colors that suit every style of home.

Con: Though limestone is initially cheaper than granite, it may be more expensive to maintain, which is something to take into consideration.

Pro: Limestone can be made to suit any room. Softer stones can be used in bathrooms and around fireplaces, and harder stones are much like granite and can be used in the kitchen.

When selecting limestone for your home, the most important consideration is that you choose the right variety for the functionality of your countertop. Also, be sure to take good care of your countertop; when sealed, maintained, and cleaned properly limestone is a great alternative to granite.

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5/22/2018 02:51:13 pm

My husband and I are remodeling our kitchen, and we currently just have linoleum countertops. It's time for us to finally upgrade to real stone. So I like how you say that limestone is able to come in a lot of different colors so that you can find one that will fit your home. We'll have to find somewhere to get a limestone countertop from for our kitchen.


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